Route of the Esk Valley Railway


The footbridge at the western end of the station leads to St Cuthbert's Church which has a marvellous stained-glass window, created by Goddard and Gibbs in 1992, depicting a steam train passing through Kildale.

Each year, in the village hall which is decked out in harvest-festival style, the people of Kildale hold a traditional Mell Supper to celebrate the bringing in of the last sheaf of corn. Each person is given a piece of "mell cake" (a kind of spicy teacake, locally baked) at this event.

Live Train times to and from Kildale

Full Timetable in pdf format

Kildale Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Show
Held each year, since 1881, usually on the first Saturday of September.

Esk Valley Railway Music and Ale Trains for 2019

Real Ale, Real Music, Real Fun!
Enjoying a pint of beer

A late Friday service starts on Friday 29th March with Music & Ale back on from the first Friday in May.
Enjoy a scenic trip up or down the Esk Valley and call in on one of the pubs for a meal or drink, then catch the train coming back, or try a walk from one station to the next.


The Exploited Land of Iron

TELThe North York Moors National Park have obtained funding for a five year project to protect and highlight the fascinating history behind the Iron Stone mining. To find out more, click on the The Exploited Land of Iron logo.


There is an easy walk of around 50 minutes each way to Warren Moor Chimney, a failed mining enterprise from the 1860s.  The walk is mainly on quiet roads and goes via Little Kildale.

Captain Cook's monument
One-and-a-half miles away is Captain Cook's Monument (erected in 1827) on the top of Easby Moor, offering a panoramic view to the south and west. To reach here, walk away from the station into the village, take the first turning to the left immediately before Glebe Cottage Café. This will take you along part of the Cleveland Way to Captain Cook's Monument. From there it is possible to walk on to Great Ayton station.

Glebe Cottage Cafe
Near the station on Station Road. Re-opened in July 2018 under new management. Open 10.30 - 3.30 pm. Closed on Thursdays @glebecafe

Kildale Camping Barn and Campsite
A family run farm situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park with spectacular views of the Hambleton Hills, Yorkshire Dales and Great Ayton moorland.

Park Farm, Kildale, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 2RN

Mr and Mrs Cook Tel: 01642 722847 or 01642 725154



Cleveland Way
The Cleveland Way, a long-distance footpath (110 miles), passes through Kildale, to the north via Captain Cook's Monument and Roseberry Topping to Slapewath, Skelton and Saltburn-by-the-Sea, or to the south onto Battersby Moor, Urra Moor, Hasty Bank, Cringle Moor and onward to Osmotherley. More about the Cleveland Way

Roseberry Topping
From the top of Roseberry Topping, there are superb views towards Teesside, the Moors and the North Sea. The cliff-like side of this outcrop is the result of a landslip occasioned by ironstone mining. It is possible to walk along the Cleveland Way to Roseberry Topping and then down to Great Ayton (two stations away in the direction of Middlesbrough).

Off-Peak fares from Kildale   With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby £9.10
Day Return to Middlesbrough £5.70
Note: Peak fares apply to trains departing before 09:00

Journey times from Kildale  
To Whitby 55 minutes
To Middlesbrough 34 minutes

Bookmark and Share Bookmark    |    print    |    

Live Train times to and from Kildale

Full Timetable in pdf format

Travel the route: follow the links to find out about the stations
« Middlesbrough | travel east – towards the sea | travel west – inland | Whitby »
© 2009-19 Esk Valley Railway Development Company
PO Box 506, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 9GA
Telephone: 07584-419114